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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351866/shh-promotes-direct-interactions-between-epidermal-cells-and-osteoblast-progenitors-to-shape-regenerated-zebrafish-bone
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Benjamin E Armstrong, Astra Henner, Scott Stewart, Kryn Stankunas
Zebrafish innately regenerate amputated fins by mechanisms that expand and precisely position injury-induced progenitor cells to re-form tissue of the original size and pattern. For example, cell signaling networks direct osteoblast progenitors (pObs) to rebuild thin cylindrical bony rays with a stereotypical branched morphology. Hedgehog/Smoothened (Hh/Smo) signaling has been variably proposed to stimulate overall fin regenerative outgrowth or promote ray branching. Using a photoconvertible patched2 reporter, we resolve active Hh/Smo output to a narrow distal regenerate zone comprising pObs and adjacent motile basal epidermal cells...
April 1, 2017: Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334007/a-functional-variant-in-neph3-gene-confers-high-risk-of-renal-failure-in-primary-hematuric-glomerulopathies-evidence-for-predisposition-to-microalbuminuria-in-the-general-population
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Konstantinos Voskarides, Charalambos Stefanou, Myrtani Pieri, Panayiota Demosthenous, Kyriakos Felekkis, Maria Arsali, Yiannis Athanasiou, Dimitris Xydakis, Kostas Stylianou, Eugenios Daphnis, Giorgos Goulielmos, Petros Loizou, Judith Savige, Martin Höhne, Linus A Völker, Thomas Benzing, Patrick H Maxwell, Daniel P Gale, Mathias Gorski, Carsten Böger, Barbara Kollerits, Florian Kronenberg, Bernhard Paulweber, Michalis Zavros, Alkis Pierides, Constantinos Deltas
BACKGROUND: Recent data emphasize that thin basement membrane nephropathy (TBMN) should not be viewed as a form of benign familial hematuria since chronic renal failure (CRF) and even end-stage renal disease (ESRD), is a possible development for a subset of patients on long-term follow-up, through the onset of focal and segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS). We hypothesize that genetic modifiers may explain this variability of symptoms. METHODS: We looked in silico for potentially deleterious functional SNPs, using very strict criteria, in all the genes significantly expressed in the slit diaphragm (SD)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324731/basement-membranes
#3
Ranjay Jayadev, David R Sherwood
Basement membranes (BMs) are thin, dense sheets of specialized, self-assembled extracellular matrix that surround most animal tissues (Figure 1, top). The emergence of BMs coincided with the origin of multicellularity in animals, suggesting that they were essential for the formation of tissues. Their sheet-like structure derives from two independent polymeric networks - one of laminin and one of type IV collagen (Figure 1, bottom). These independent collagen and laminin networks are thought to be linked by several additional extracellular matrix proteins, including nidogen and perlecan (Figure 1, bottom)...
March 20, 2017: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236514/familial-hematuria-a-review
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Pavlína Plevová, Josef Gut, Jan Janda
The most frequent cause of familial glomerular hematuria is thin basement membrane nephropathy (TBMN) caused by germline COL4A3 or COL4A4 gene mutations. Less frequent but important cause with respect to morbidity is Alport syndrome caused by germline COL4A5 gene mutations. The features of Alport syndrome include hematuria, proteinuria and all males with X-linked disease and all individuals with recessive disease will develop end stage renal disease, usually at early youth. In X-linked Alport syndrome, a clear genotype-phenotype correlation is typically observed in men...
2017: Medicina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197741/correlation-between-the-col4a3-mmp-9-and-timp-1-polymorphisms-and-risk-of-keratoconus
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Ramin Saravani, Davood Yari, Samira Saravani, Farzaneh Hasanian-Langroudi
PURPOSE: Keratoconus (KC) is thinning of the central cornea. Its etiology is unknown, but it may result from degrading of collagen type IV. The major protein in the cornea is collagen. Matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9) is able to degrade collagen type IV from the basement membrane and extracellular matrix (ECM). MMP-9 enzymatic activity is inhibited by the tissue inhibitor of metalloproteinase-1 (TIMP-1). In the present study, we sought to investigate and evaluate the effects of single nucleotide polymorphisms in COL4A3, MMP-9, and TIMP-1 on the risk of KC in an Iranian population sample...
February 14, 2017: Japanese Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128089/thin-melanoma-a-generic-term-including-four-histological-subtypes-of-cutaneous-melanoma
#6
Luca Roncati, Teresa Pusiol, Francesco Piscioli
Today, the scientific community is focusing on the prognostic significance of different histological subtypes of thin melanoma (1). The current staging system for melanoma of the American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) uses Breslow thickness as the primary attribute: melanomas with up to 1 mm thickness is defined as thin, because they present a good prognosis after surgical excision, with a 10-year survival rate of 85-90% in case of a tumor-free margin ≥1 cm (2). There is a significant interaction between mitotic rate and Breslow depth, so the predictive value of the mitotic rate on sentinel lymph node (SLN) positivity can be dependent on Breslow thickness (3)...
December 2016: Acta Dermatovenerologica Croatica: ADC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060986/-ultrastructural-alterations-in-renal-biopsy-leading-to-the-diagnosis-of-hiv-infection
#7
Jorge Vega, M Elizabeth Barthel, Gonzalo P Méndez
HIV infection has different clinical presentations. We report a 21-year-old male with longstanding isolated microscopic hematuria attributed to thin glomerular basement membrane disease, who after 15 years of follow-up presented with significant proteinuria. A kidney biopsy was performed, revealing the presence of tubulo-reticular inclusions in the glomerular endothelial cells. This finding led to suspect an HIV infection, which was verified. Antiretroviral therapy, angiotensin-converting enzyme and angiotensin II receptor blockers were prescribed...
September 2016: Revista Médica de Chile
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057519/col4a1-mutation-generates-vascular-abnormalities-correlated-with-neuronal-damage-in-a-mouse-model-of-hanac-syndrome
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Alix Trouillet, Henri Lorach, Elisabeth Dubus, Brahim El Mathari, Ivana Ivkovic, Julie Dégardin, Manuel Simonutti, Michel Paques, Xavier Guillonneau, Florian Sennlaub, José-Alain Sahel, Pierre Ronco, Emmanuelle Plaisier, Serge Picaud
The HANAC syndrome is caused by mutations in the gene coding for collagen4a1, a major component of blood vessel basement membranes. Ocular symptoms include an increase in blood vessel tortuosity and occasional hemorrhages. To examine how vascular defects can affect neuronal function, we analyzed the retinal phenotype of a HANAC mouse model. Heterozygous mutant mice displayed both a thinning of the basement membrane in retinal blood vessels and in Bruch's membrane resulting in vascular leakage. Homozygous mice had additional vascular changes, including greater vessel coverage and tortuosity...
January 3, 2017: Neurobiology of Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28029267/the-pathological-spectrum-associated-with-the-ultrastructural-finding-of-thin-glomerular-basement-membrane-a-tertiary-medical-city-experience-and-review-of-the-literature
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Hala Kfoury, Maria Arafah
BACKGROUND: Thin glomerular basement membrane (GBM) has been noted in several glomerular diseases including IgA nephropathy, focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS), Fabry's disease, and Alport's syndrome. We conducted this study to investigate the pathological ultrastructural spectrum of thin GBMs, to identify associated diseases, and to measure the GBM thickness in thin GBMs in our adult population. MATERIALS AND METHODS: All renal biopsies with thin GBM, diagnosed between 2010 and 2016, were retrieved and reviewed...
December 28, 2016: Ultrastructural Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28002815/cortical-actin-alteration-at-the-matrix-side-cytoplasm-in-lung-adenocarcinoma-cells-and-its-significance-in-invasion
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Shohei Tomii, Takumi Akashi, Noboru Ando, Tomoki Tamura, Akira Sakurai, Asami Terada, Asuka Furukawa, Yoshimi Suzuki, Kou Kayamori, Kei Sakamoto, Hironori Ishibashi, Yoshinobu Eishi
OBJECTIVES: Cortical actin is a thin layer of filamentous (F-)actin that lies beneath the plasma membrane, and its role in pathophysiology remains unclear. We investigated the subcellular localization of cortical actin by the histopathological and experimental studies of lung adenocarcinomas. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The subcellular localization of cortical actin was studied in surgically resected lung adenocarcinomas tissues and in 3-dimensionally cultured lung adenocarcinoma A549 cells...
December 22, 2016: Pathobiology: Journal of Immunopathology, Molecular and Cellular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936585/the-effects-of-extensive-glomerular-filtration-of-thin-graphene-oxide-sheets-on-kidney-physiology
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Dhifaf A Jasim, Stephanie Murphy, Leon Newman, Aleksandr Mironov, Eric Prestat, James McCaffrey, Cécilia Ménard-Moyon, Artur Filipe Rodrigues, Alberto Bianco, Sarah Haigh, Rachel Lennon, Kostas Kostarelos
Understanding how two-dimensional (2D) nanomaterials interact with the biological milieu is fundamental for their development toward biomedical applications. When thin, individualized graphene oxide (GO) sheets were administered intravenously in mice, extensive urinary excretion was observed, indicating rapid transit across the glomerular filtration barrier (GFB). A detailed analysis of kidney function, histopathology, and ultrastructure was performed, along with the in vitro responses of two highly specialized GFB cells (glomerular endothelial cells and podocytes) following exposure to GO...
December 27, 2016: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884116/kidney-disease-in-the-elderly-biopsy-based-data-from-14-renal-centers-in-poland
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Agnieszka Perkowska-Ptasinska, Dominika Deborska-Materkowska, Artur Bartczak, Tomasz Stompor, Tomasz Liberek, Barbara Bullo-Piontecka, Anna Wasinska, Agnieszka Serwacka, Marian Klinger, Jolanta Chyl, Michal Kuriga, Robert Malecki, Krzysztof Marczewski, Bogdan Hryniewicz, Tadeusz Gregorczyk, Monika Wieliczko, Stanislaw Niemczyk, Olga Rostkowska, Leszek Paczek, Magdalena Durlik
BACKGROUND: Longer life expectancy is associated with an increasing prevalence of kidney disease. Aging itself may cause renal damage, but the spectrum of kidney disorders that affect elderly patients is diverse. Few studies, mostly form US, Asia and West Europe found differences in the prevalence of some types of kidney diseases between elderly and younger patients based on renal biopsy findings, with varied proportion between glomerulopathies and arterionephrosclerosis as a dominant injury found...
November 25, 2016: BMC Nephrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27827339/histopathological-and-ultrastructural-studies-of-myxobolus-turpisrotundus-from-allogynogenetic-gibel-carp-carassius-auratus-gibelio-in-china
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Qingxiang Guo, Yanhua Zhai, Zemao Gu, Yang Liu
During an ongoing systematic survey on species diversity of myxozoans parasitising allogynogenetic gibel carp Carassius auratus gibelio (Bloch) in China, plasmodia were detected in the fins, lip, jaw, gill chamber, gill arches, operculum and oral cavity of infected fish. Combining the morphological and molecular data, the present species was identified as Myxobolus turpisrotundus Zhang, Wang, Li et Gong, 2010. Histopathological examination revealed that despite infecting different organs, M. turpisrotundus always occurred in dermis, demonstrating its affinity to this tissue...
October 14, 2016: Folia Parasitologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27818460/different-expression-patterns-of-toll-like-receptor-mrnas-in-blood-mononuclear-cells-of-iga-nephropathy-and-iga-vasculitis-with-nephritis
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Ayano Saito, Atsushi Komatsuda, Hajime Kaga, Ryuta Sato, Masaru Togashi, Shin Okuyama, Hideki Wakui, Naoto Takahashi
Mucosal immunity may play a key role in IgA nephropathy (IgAN) and IgA vasculitis with nephritis (IgAVN). IgAVN is characterized by the presence of non-thrombocytopenic palpable purpura, associated with glomerulonephritis with IgA-dominant immune deposits. Recent studies have shown the up-regulation of Toll-like receptors (TLRs) in patients with IgAN or IgAVN. Among TLRs that mediate innate immune reactions, TLR2, TLR4, and TRL5 recognize bacterial components, while TLR3, TLR7, and TLR9 recognize viral components...
2016: Tohoku Journal of Experimental Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27723276/engineered-basement-membranes-for-regenerating-the-corneal-endothelium
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Rachelle N Palchesko, James L Funderburgh, Adam W Feinberg
Basement membranes are protein-rich extracellular matrices (ECM) that are essential for epithelial and endothelial tissue structure and function. Aging and disease cause changes in the physical properties and ECM composition of basement membranes, which has spurred research to develop methods to repair and/or regenerate these tissues. An area of critical clinical need is the cornea, where failure of the endothelium leads to stromal edema and vision loss. Here, an engineered basement membrane (EBM) is developed that consists of a dense layer of collagen IV and/or laminin ≈5-10 nm thick, created using surface-initiated assembly, conformally attached to a collagen I film...
November 2016: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27707584/epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-in-pediatric-nephropathies
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Laura Penna Rocha, Samuel Cavalcante Xavier, Fernanda Rodrigues Helmo, Juliana Reis Machado, Fernando Silva Ramalho, Marlene Antônia Dos Reis, Rosana Rosa Miranda Corrêa
INTRODUCTION: Epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) is a process in which epithelial cells may express mesenchymal cell markers with subsequent change in their functions, and it may be part of the etiopathogenesis of kidney disease. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the immunexpression of some EMT inducers and markers in frequent nephropathies in pediatric patients. METHODS: 59 patients aged 2-18 years old were selected and divided into 6 groups of frequent nephropathies in children and adolescents, as well as one control group...
December 2016: Pathology, Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27679403/anterior-lens-epithelium-in-cataract-patients-with-retinitis-pigmentosa-scanning-and-transmission-electron-microscopy-study
#17
Sofija Andjelic, Kazimir Drašlar, Anastazija Hvala, Marko Hawlina
PURPOSE: In retinitis pigmentosa (RP) patients, relatively minor lens opacity in central part of posterior pole of the lens may cause disproportionate functional symptoms requiring cataract operation. To investigate the possible structural reasons for this opacity development, we studied the structure of the lens epithelium of patients with RP. METHODS: The anterior lens capsule (aLC: basement membrane and associated lens epithelial cells, LECs) was obtained from cataract surgery and prepared for scanning and transmission electron microscopy (SEM and TEM)...
September 28, 2016: Acta Ophthalmologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27664478/ajkd-atlas-of-renal-pathology-thin-basement-membrane%C3%A2-lesion
#18
Agnes B Fogo, Mark A Lusco, Behzad Najafian, Charles E Alpers
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October 2016: American Journal of Kidney Diseases: the Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27635185/an-overlapping-case-of-alport-syndrome-and-thin-basement-membrane-disease
#19
Mashriq Alganabi, Ahmad Eter
We report a case of a 48-year-old male who presented with hematuria of at least 10 years, and has a daughter with hematuria as well. The patient has a history of degenerative hearing loss, decreased vision and cataract formation, but no diabetes, hypertension or proteinuria. A full serology and urology workup was negative for any abnormality. A kidney biopsy for the patient revealed a diagnosis of Alport syndrome but was unable to rule out thin basement membrane disease. The biopsy was inconclusive in making the diagnosis but the patient's clinical presentation led to the diagnosis of Alport syndrome...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical Medicine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27560027/imaging-microscopic-features-of-keratoconic-corneal-morphology
#20
Kate Grieve, Cristina Georgeon, Felipe Andreiuolo, Marie Borderie, Djida Ghoubay, Josette Rault, Vincent M Borderie
PURPOSE: To search for gold-standard histology indicators using alternative imaging modalities in keratoconic corneas. METHODS: Prospective observational case-control study. Fourteen keratoconic corneas and 20 normal corneas (10 in vivo healthy subjects and 10 ex vivo donor corneas) were examined. Images of corneas were taken by spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) and in vivo confocal microscopy (IVCM) before keratoplasty. The same removed corneal buttons were imaged after keratoplasty with full-field optical coherence microscopy (FFOCM) and then fixed and sent for histology...
December 2016: Cornea
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